Matt Garza

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Milwaukee Brewers Starting Pitcher Age: 39-74d Exp: 10.149 Years Bat/Throw: Right/Right
Drafted: Round 1 (#25 overall), 2005 College: Fresno State Agent(s): Nez Balelo (CAA Sports)

Inactive

  • Current Contract

    Matt Garza signed a 4 year / $50,000,000 contract with the Milwaukee Brewers, including $50,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $12,500,000.

    2014-2017

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $50,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $12,500,000
    Free Agent: 2018 / UFA
    Year   Age Service Status Base Salary Luxury Tax Salary Payroll Salary Adjusted Salary Yearly Cash
    2014 Contract details by year 30 $12,500,000 $12,500,000 $12,500,000 $12,500,000 $12,500,000($12,500,000)
    2015 Contract details by year 31 $12,500,000 $12,500,000 $12,500,000 $12,500,000 $12,500,000($25,000,000)
    2016 Contract details by year 32 $12,500,000 $12,500,000 $12,500,000 $12,500,000 $12,500,000($37,500,000)
    2017 Contract details by year 33 $12,500,000 $12,500,000 $12,500,000 $12,500,000 $12,500,000($50,000,000)
    2018 Contract details by year 34 $5,000,000 $12,500,000 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 $5,000,000($55,000,000)
    2018 Free Agent Year 35 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • Incentives: $4 million
    • Annual 30 starts/190 IP: $500,000
    • 2018 Option Vests if:
      1.) Starts 110 games during the first four years
      2.) Is not on the disabled list at the end of the 2017 season
      3.) Pitches at least 115 innings in 2017. 
      Becomes a $5 million club option if these aren't met (likely)
      Drops to $1 million if on the DL for 130+ days in a year 
    Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.

    Previous Contracts

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    2013-2013Retained

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $6,273,225
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $6,273,225
    Free Agent:

    2013-2013 Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $10,250,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $10,250,000
    Free Agent: 2014 / UFA

    2012-2012 Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $9,500,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $9,500,000
    Free Agent:

    2011-2011 Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $5,950,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $5,950,000
    Free Agent:

    2010-2010 Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $3,350,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $3,350,000
    Free Agent:

    2009-2009

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $433,300
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $433,300
    Free Agent:

    2008-2008

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $404,600
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $404,600
    Free Agent:

    2007-2007

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $380,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $380,000
    Free Agent:

    2005-2005Signing Bonus

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $1,350,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $1,350,000
    Free Agent:
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2005 Player Cash Earnings - $1,350,000 - $1,350,000
    2007 Player Cash Earnings $380,000 - - $380,000
    2008 Player Cash Earnings $404,600 - - $404,600
    2009 Player Cash Earnings $433,300 - $30,000 $463,300
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $3,350,000 - - $3,350,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $5,950,000 - - $5,950,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $9,500,000 - - $9,500,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $3,976,775 - - $3,976,775
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $6,273,225 - - $6,273,225
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $12,500,000 - - $12,500,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $12,500,000 - - $12,500,000
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $12,500,000 - - $12,500,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $12,500,000 - - $12,500,000
    Est. Earnings
    (11 seasons)
    $80,267,900 $1,350,000 $30,000 $81,647,900
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $380,000 $1,350,000 - $1,730,000
    3 seasons Player Cash Earnings $4,187,900 - - $4,217,900
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $21,723,225 - - $21,723,225
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $3,976,775 - - $3,976,775
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $50,000,000 - - $50,000,000
    * denotes deferred payment
  • Transactions

    Jan 26 2014Signed a 4 year $50 million contract with Milwaukee (MIL)
    Jan 18 2013Signed a 1 year $10.25 million contract with Chicago (CHC)
    Feb 3 2012Signed a 1 year $9.5 million contract with Chicago (CHC)
    Jan 18 2011Signed a 1 year $5.95 million contract with Chicago (CHC)
    Jan 8 2011Traded to Chicago (CHC) from Tampa Bay (TB) with Fernando Perez and Zac Rosscup for Sam Fuld, Chris Archer, Brandon Guyer, Robinson Chirinos and Hak-Ju Lee
    Jan 8 2011Traded to Chicago (CHC) from Tampa Bay (TB) with Fernando Perez and Zac Rosscup for Sam Fuld, Chris Archer, Brandon Guyer, Robinson Chirinos and Hak-Ju Lee
    Jan 19 2010Signed a 1 year $3.35 million contract with Tampa Bay (TB)
    Feb 25 2009Signed a 1 year $433k contract with Tampa Bay (TB)
    Feb 15 2008Signed a 1 year $404k contract with Tampa Bay (TB)
    Nov 28 2007Traded to Tampa Bay (TB) from Minnesota (MIN) with Eddie Morlan and Jason Bartlett for Brendan Harris, Jason Pridie and Delmon Young
    Mar 1 2007Signed a 1 year $380k contract with Minnesota (MIN)
    Jun 13 2005Signed a contract with Minnesota (MIN)
    Jun 7 2005Drafted by Minnesota (MIN): Round 1 (#25 overall)

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    Statistics

    Season Team GP GS IP H R ER BB K HR W L S ERA WHIP WAR
    2017 MIL 24 22 114.2 121 72 63 45 79 17 6 9 0 4.95 1.448 -0.17
    2016 MIL 19 19 101.1 117 67 51 36 70 11 6 8 0 4.53 1.508 -0.36
    2015 MIL 26 25 148.2 177 102 94 57 104 23 6 14 0 5.69 1.574 -1.45
    2014 MIL 27 27 163.1 143 77 66 50 126 12 8 8 0 3.64 1.182 1.29
    2013 TEX 24 24 155.1 150 73 66 42 136 20 10 6 0 3.82 1.236 1.55
    2012 CHC 18 18 103.2 90 48 45 32 96 15 5 7 0 3.91 1.177 1.47
    2011 CHC 31 31 198.0 186 90 73 63 197 14 10 10 0 3.32 1.258 2.72
    2010 TB 33 32 204.2 193 94 89 63 150 28 15 10 1 3.91 1.251 1.55
    2009 TB 32 32 203.0 177 93 89 79 189 25 8 12 0 3.95 1.261 3.54
    2008 TB 30 30 184.2 170 83 76 59 128 19 11 9 0 3.70 1.24 3.31
    Totals 290 284 1711.1 1,682 876 778 581 1,380 198 93 106 1 4.09 1.322 13.45
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